Artwork, 1960

Grande Anthropophagie bleue, Hommage à Tennessee Williams [Great Blue Anthropophagy, Homage to Tennessee Williams]

"I would like now, with your permission and attention, to divulge to you possibly the most important and certainly the most secret phase of my art. I don’t know whether you will believe it or not, it’s cannibalism. After all, wouldn’t it be better to be eaten than to be bombed? I can hardly document this idea that has been tormenting me for some years, so I will leave it up to you to make your own conclusions on what I think will be the future of art."
Yves Klein, excerpt from « Chelsea Hotel Manifesto», 1961
Reference ANT 76
Technical Dry pigment and synthetic resin on paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions 275 x 407cm
Collection Centre Georges Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne